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Joe Sanberg.

A progressive entrepreneur makes the case for a $25 minimum wage so workers ‘can literally survive’

Joe Sanberg says it's time to pay workers $25 an hour, which he calls a living wage. He believes it'll boost their spending and benefit the economy.
Los Angeles citizens wait in line at a food bank last week.

The coronavirus exposed the pre-existing inequality of the American economy. Until there’s pay equity, we’re all vulnerable.

The crisis that largely white and male leadership is responding to is different than the crisis experienced by less privileged groups.

Jeff Bezos boasts in letter to shareholders that 40 million Americans make less than any Amazon employee

Amazon raised its minimum wage to $15 in 2018; the US federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
Aaliyah Cortez worked 70.80 hours, only to take home $9.28.

A bartender is calling out the service industry’s low wages with a viral TikTok of her $9 paycheck for 70 hours of work

"This is why you should always tip your bartenders," Aaliyah Cortez said as she showed viewers her $9.28 paycheck for two weeks of work.

Walmart is testing higher starting salaries for some employees in 500 stores as the war for talent heats up

Walmart has created two new positions in 500 stores that will start at more than the standard $11 an hour for Walmart employees.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California, on December 5, 2013.

How much the US minimum wage — and what it can get you — has changed since the year you were born

The federal minimum wage has risen over the years, but not nearly enough to keep up with inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living.
Protesters calling for higher wages for fast-food workers stand outside a McDonald's restaurant in Oakland, California, on December 5, 2013.

How much the US minimum wage — and what it can get you — has changed since the year you were born

The federal minimum wage has risen over the years, but not nearly enough to keep up with inflation and the skyrocketing cost of living.
Workers protest outside a McDonald's restaurant on November 10, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The protesters are demanding action from state legislators and presidential candidates to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

These maps show how the minimum wage has become another crack in the country’s economic divide

The minimum wage increased by at least $1 per hour in 7 states, according to the Economic Policy Institute's minimum wage tracker database.

Hiking the minimum wage by just $1 could lead to a drop in suicide rates, study finds

Adding a dollar per hour on worker's paychecks could have prevented 13,800 suicides in the years after the Great Recession, the study found.
Retail workers making minimum wage often work multiple jobs to make ends meet.

Full-time retail jobs have all but disappeared over the last decade, and workers have to get ‘2, 3, sometimes even 4 part-time jobs just to get ...

Retail work is not nearly as lucrative or steady as it was a decade ago, and retailers' cost-cutting employment practices are largely to blame.